ca. 1609-1610 Young woman with rosary or Isabella Margherita Farnese by Peter Paul Rubens (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - Madrid, Spain)

This beautifully dressed woman, if she is Isabella Margherita, led a troubled life as related in her Wikipedia article.

From Wikimedia. Also posted to the Late Farthingale Era - 1590 to 1620 Album here.

ca. 1609-1610 Young woman with rosary or Isabella Margherita Farnese by Peter Paul Rubens (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - Madrid, Spain) Wm

The sitter wears a magnificent gold on silver thread basque bodice under a wide neck ruff and a stunning jeweled lace headdress. She is probably wearing a surcote in Spanish style tailored to reveal a large part of the bottom of her bodice.

Keywords:  1609, Rubens, Isabella Margherita Farnese, Margherita Farnese (1567-1643), Farnese family, straight coiffure, jeweled lace framing headdress, earrings, basque bodice, lace-edged neckline ruff, surcote, long close sleeves, lace back-flared cuffs, bracelets, girdle, pendant chain, jeweled basque waistline, full skirt

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